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adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

Definition of squeamish

  1. 1a :  easily nauseated :  queasyb :  affected with nausea

  2. 2a :  excessively fastidious or scrupulous in conduct or beliefb :  easily offended or disgusted

squeamishly

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squeamishness

noun

Examples of squeamish in a sentence

  1. I used to be squeamish about eating raw fish.

  2. I'm too squeamish to watch horror movies.

Origin and Etymology of squeamish

Middle English squaymisch, modification of Anglo-French escoymous


First Known Use: 15th century



SQUEAMISH Defined for English Language Learners

squeamish

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adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

Definition of squeamish for English Language Learners

  • : afraid to deal with or do things that might hurt or offend people

  • : having an unpleasantly nervous or doubtful feeling

  • : easily shocked, offended, or disgusted by unpleasant things


SQUEAMISH Defined for Kids

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adjective squea·mish \ˈskwē-mish\

Definition of squeamish for Students

  1. :  hesitant because of shock or disgust <I'm squeamish about giving blood.>



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